Friday, March 14, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Sun Damage by Nikki Rae

Life wasn't what Sophie was expecting, so why should death be any different? 

She’s come back from swimming between the two, and every problem she left is still there. And then some.
There’s the human world, where she has a brother on the verge of ruins, band mates all set to go on tour, and people she thought she wouldn't be seeing for a long time showing up.

Then there’s her new world, where she’s seeing and hearing things that should not be heard or seen. Where Myles knows more about her than she could have ever guessed. She still doesn't know exactly why Michael is tormenting her, but somehow, everything is connected.

The monsters are closing in on all sides and the question is, will Sophie be able to defeat them before it all ends?

I am so excited to be reading the ARC of Sun Damage! I read Sunshine and Sun Poisoned, books one and two in December and was so anticipating book three! I feel all bitter sweet knowing this is the final installment... I am so sad but so happy to have had the chance to read the ARC and be part of the tour!

I am so mixed in my emotions right now and seriously had to take a moment to  figure out what I wanted to convey about this book.

I love the dreary angsty vibe to the series, it's not gooey and schmoozey like some vampire novels. (even though I like that too) The emotions run so deep it kept me mesmerized and willingly stuck in place able to take full advantage of Spring break and my hours of reading this book until it was done! I read this in one sitting and nearly dehydrated I was so captivated.

My heart broke for Sophie and really for Jade, he had alot to deal with and it was torture for Myles to see and hear everything, even what he didn't say out loud. Going through the transformation was not sweet nor horrific, it was the most realistic or should I say plausible scenario for a vampire "change", I was reminded of my agony while Milo was changing in My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking.(Love that series BTW)
I read hurriedly wanting to know what the change would be like in all it's detail and I was not disappointed.
The whole first part of the book I was more worried about Ava than Evan was! LOL! I was also worried about Myles, I mean I know he is a vampire and all but the poison he took from Sophie was now in him and he was so weak. I really got hooked in at Sophie's first POV. Her retelling of Myles saving her was terrifyingly beautiful.

But then after... after it was all laid out Sophie's anguish was thick and palpable. My throat burned from unshed tears and the lump in my throat lingered until I took a moment to let all of Sophie's emotion roll off of me. The tour was really awesome. The whole music element is so close to me and I got lost watching Sophie just like Myles did, it was so easy to drift into the world Nikki created and get lost there, be a part of this story. Granted I wanted to reach into my reader and shake Sophie until things were fixed but I think it played out once again as realistic as possible and I really like that. I actually felt like Jade had an okay grip on things albeit new territory. My focus was always on Sophie and Myles the entire read.

This was a truly great finale to this series and I so recommend these books. If you love vampires and you are tired of the run of the mill story this is possibly the read you have been searching for. An excellent spin on vampire from a new perspective you won't want to miss!

5 of 5 Stars

Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.


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